Reactive cystic lesion occurring in the dorsal surface of the wrist, resulting from myxoid degeneration of connective tissues as a consequence of trauma.
It is the most common superficial myxoid lesion.
It generally affects young patients, with a wide age range, from the second to the sixth decade of life.
Females are more frequently affected than males (Goldblum et al. 2014).
The most common location is the dorsal surface of the wrist. It can also occur in the dorsum of the foot and toes, in the knee, and in the ankle (Goldblum et al. 2014).
Most of the lesions are not treated surgically. Selected cases can be excised or aspirated.
It is a benign lesion, with a low risk of local recurrence after surgery.
It is a small lesion, generally <3 cm in size. It is very frequently attached to bursa and tendon sheath, generally without a communication with the joint. On cut surface,...